Archive for the ‘Astrophotography’ Category

The Great American Eclipse

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

I've had the total eclipse on my calendar for almost a decade. I've planned and anticipated this for A LONG TIME! Fortunately the weather was perfect and everything came together for an experience that is indescribable. The brief moments of totality are nothing short of breathtaking. I was happy to ...

Annular Solar Eclipse

Monday, May 21st, 2012

View the full quality (3MB) version of the compilation photo above. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon covers most of the disk of the sun. I threw a solar eclipse party and had about 200 people stop by to take a look. I even got a few nice photos. We ...

Double Iridium Flare

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Click for large version. Iridium class communication satellites have large solar panels, which can occasionally reflect bright sunlight onto your location. Very rarely, you can see two of these satellites pass over in close succession to one another. Such an occurrence is captured here. The blurry looking 'star' just below and to ...